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Do You See Ice?: Inuit and Americans at Home and Away

Karen Routledge


The Arctic has long been categorized by outsiders as a difficult place: bleak, cold, icy, barren. Adjectives like these settled over the Arctic in the mid-nineteenth century. They continue to shape how outsiders interact with northern peoples and landscapes. Yet there is a much larger and deeper world beneath the surface of Arctic stereotypes. Do You See Ice? returns to the period of 1860-1920, when sensational tales of Arctic hardship gripped audiences, to look at a wider variety of Inuit and Americans at home and away. The book explores the lives of Inuit and American commercial whalers in t ... More

Keywords: Inuit, Arctic, whaling, Cumberland Sound, Qallunaat, polar, home, colonialism, Pangnirtung, Lady Franklin Bay, time

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226580135
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226580272.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen Routledge, author
Parks Canada